Lace and Snow


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We don’t get a huge amount of snow over here. When we do it seems to have two outcomes.  Major panic and everything grinds to a halt, while the other half race to the nearest slope and play in it until our hands are fit to drop off. Snowmen appear (there was even a family of snow animals down the road from us last year) from nowhere, shops sell out of sledges and it took me a trip to four shops in town before I could find any wellie boots as 3 out of the four were closed due to bad weather.

I must confess to being rather on the big kid side when the snow comes. So much so I have to wake the children early (sorry kiddies) when I see the garden all white, just to see them rub their sleepy eyes and watch them widen as the view before their eyes dawns on them.

I LOVE SNOW!!! I love the sound of feet crunching through it; more so if nobody else has walked there yet. I love watching it fall seeing it sparkle and dance. I love playing with my babies in it. I love stepping on snow that is deeper than it looks and sinking to my knees. I could go on all day. I know it is different when you have it for weeks and it is so much deeper than we get it, but still. It makes everything so beautiful.

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I love the way even the tiniest of little branches and dried flowers seem to hold the snow, defying gravity…

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Fairy buttons?

Fairy buttons?

But I think most of all, I love seeing my children wrapped all warm and toasty, with pink noses and cheeks, as happy as Larry having the time of their lives!

snow1 012I took advantage of the beautiful backdrop yesterday to photograph a recently finished shawl. I started it about a year ago, before I could read knitting charts very well, so , after a lot of mistakes and ended up my unfinished box. As I said in my previous post it is my new year’s knitolution to finish these projects – this being the first one:

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It is knitted in Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace in teal which is utterly divine – a blend of wool and silk.

The colour inspired me to have a go at spinning my own and I spent a couple of hours last night blending some merino roving with some silk.

Merino above, silk below.

Merino above, silk below.

 

After blending

After blending

Where ever you are, however deep your snow – ENJOY!

Maybe we are in Narnia Mummy? asked my 3 year old Emily...

Maybe we are in Narnia Mummy? asked my 3 year old Emily…

 

 

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About woodlandknitter

Who am I? A Mummy first a foremost to my two children, Toby and Emily. We took the decision to home educate the children after Toby had many problems within state education. Unable to send them to a Steiner school at present we base their education around the Waldorf ethos. This is working out wonderfully so far and we wish we had done it sooner. Secondly I am a fibre obsessive. Knitting, spinning, felting, dyeing or just generally stroking, anything goes. You can usually find us in the woods or up a hill, by the ocean's edge or climbing trees. Follow the little trail of yarn clippings and there we will be, me with some form of fibre in my bag at all times. #118 We try to live a simple, natural and holistic lifestyle, making sure that we connect to nature daily. Fairy tales and seeking out the enchanted in everyday life is a big part of our lives, as is plenty of craft and art. I am a new member of a medieval re-enactment group, the House of the Black Star and have met some amazing people through it. I have much to learn from them. In this blog I hope to inspire and share with you the things which inspire me. Feedback is always enjoyed and appreciated. Comments on my blog are always loved! I hope a little woodland magic makes you happy today! #037 Find me on facebook Ravelry Craftsy Etsy Pinterest
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2 Responses to Lace and Snow

  1. lottieknits says:

    What a gorgeous shawl…..now I have project envy!

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